Critical Care Medicine
The EssentialsBook - 2010
This detailed handbook for medical students and residents in critical care rotations is divided into two sections: techniques and methods in critical care, explaining key principles of diagnosis and patient management, and medical and surgical crises, covering the pathophysiology underlying clinical disorders. This fourth edition includes expanded discussion of CT for abdominal disorders, new ACLS guidelines, and new material on removable IVC filters, interventional radiology techniques for GI bleeding, and use of vascular ultrasound. B&w drawings and chapter key points are included in the book's two-column layout. Marini teaches medicine at the University of Minnesota. Wheeler directs the Vanderbilt Clinical Coordinating Center at Vanderbilt University. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Ideally suited for students in critical care rotations and residents, this concise, practical handbook presents the essentials of medical and surgical critical care in an easy-to-read format. The authors succinctly explain the pathophysiology underlying clinical disorders and the key principles of diagnosis and patient management, emphasizing cost-effective approaches.
The Fourth Edition includes Controversies in Critical Care boxes in many chapters, which briefly summarize opposing arguments on controversial points. Other highlights include enhanced discussion of CT for abdominal disorders, new ACLS guidelines, and new material on removable IVC filters, interventional radiologic techniques for GI bleeding, and use of vascular ultrasound.